We all have our favorite jeans, whether they’re those lived-in flares you’ve had for years or oh-so-trendy bright skinnies. Check out these cute outfit ideas from both stylish girls seen on the street and celebs for some serious denim inspiration!
How to Wear High-Waist Jeans
High-waist, flared jeans aren’t just for summery nautical trends, so don’t think they need to be retired for fall! Instead, tap into the sexy ‘n’ sleek ’70s silhouette by tucking in a blouse, like Claudia Schiffer often does. Another Schiffer style tip to steal: Keep your outfit basic (classic dark jeans, solid blouse) and punch up the look with a bright bag.
How to Wear Light Skinny Jeans
Leave it to casual-cool designer Stella McCartney to get the summer-to-fall transition thing down: She jazzed up basic vintage-wash skinny jeans by wrapping the fabric ties of her platforms over the jeans. Genius! Not only does it help those pesky straps stay up, but it’s also a fab way to keep warm-weather shoes alive long past summer’s end.
How to Wear Cropped Black Jeans
Cropped black jeans are ideal for occasions that are aren’t too dressy but still call for a little something special — casual Fridays at work, a girls’ night out, a potential run-in with an ex, etc. Check out how Jessica Alba dressed hers down with a comfy plaid shirt and pair of ballet flats — perfection!
How to Wear Skinny Jeans With Boots
There’s no better way to add a little drama to your favorite pair of jeggings, skinny jeans or straight-leg jeans than to zip a pair thigh-high boots over ‘em. Pair yours with a long cardigan and cuffed blouse for a daytime look that’s more “pretty woman” than Pretty Woman.
How to Wear Cuffed Jeans
Jeans get a new look when cuffed above — not tucked into — ankle boots. Black boots and a black jacket give your roughed-up skinnies a rocker look, but feel free to pair with browns and creams for a softer style.
How to Wear Colored Denim
Wear a summery chambray top with colored jeans for a double-denim look that’s not quite so…double-stuff denim. Low-key neutral accessories keep you from looking like a walking billboard for your fave denim brand.
How to Wear Jeggings
Jeggings and a preppy boyfriend button-down are just as comfortable as leggings and your fave sweatshirt — but a whole lot more polished for running around town. Throw on some bright flats to spice up the casual look.
How to Wear Last Summer’s Jeans
We saw destroyed boyfriend jeans everywhere last summer. But just because they weren’t this summer’s street style craze doesn’t mean you have to retire yours! Pair your favorite broken-in pair with one of this summer’s boxy crop tops or tailed cotton tees for an instant weekend-casual update. Just make sure the crop top hits at the waist of the jeans to avoid baring too much skin.
How to Wear Your Favorite Flared Jeans
Boho-chic maven Rachel Zoe tops off her flared jeans with a tunic top and a slim-fitting cardi that keeps the silhouette long and streamlined. Dreamy!
How To Wear Faded Jeans
Don’t be afraid of a little wear and fray! Sumptuous leather accessories and polished basics in neutral hues are a surefire way to take those faded-front jeans into the modern era. Just be mindful of what’s goin’ on in the back too, okay?